Fa La La La La - Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
"T'is the season for a big, malty hop bomb! We load up our holiday brew up with enough Centennials to fill Santa's toy bag. A big malt bill provides a rich counterpoint to all those hops."

Brewed with organic Pilsner and Munich malt, imported crystal malts, and Centennial hops. 7.6% ABV, 83 BU

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 12-07-2008)
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Photo of hreb
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Half liter bottled on 10/25/14. Served in chalice. Beer pours medium amber in color, and significantly turbid, briefly supporting an off-white head. Aroma is delicious beer candy: spicy, resinous hops, caramely unfermented malts. Flavor corresponds nicely. Bitter and sweet combine in flavors like candied orange peel, with just the right amount of carbonation.

If this passes for a Winter Warmer in the PNW I am totally ok with that.

This year's batch reports 7.5% alc/vol and 85 BU.

Photo of Derek
4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a good head, good retention, great lace!

Aroma of Pine, citrus and sponge toffee.

Very bitter, lots of piny resin, citrus rind, sponge toffee, light alcohol warmth.

Moderate body has a light hop acidity and a slightly drying alcohol finish.

Well balanced (though certainly bitter) and drinkable for a bigger brew.

Photo of SuperMario
4.31/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tilley4
4.39/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One kick ass Winter Warmer! Huge malt bill with hints of cocoa and dark bread counter balanced by those Centennial hops in a big way... Absolutely delicious beer... Neither element dominates here, they just meld together beautifully... Would love to have this on tap.... Amazing brew...

Photo of Fatehunter
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a half finger of head on a cloudy darker straw body.
The aroma is grainy.
The taste is malty yet hoppy. Great balance. Caramel, pine and grapefruit flavors.
The texture is crisp with soft edges.
Quite enjoyable.

Photo of irishevans
3.88/5  rDev +1%

Photo of grittybrews
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of beertunes
3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

500ml bottle poured into 10oz goblet. Bottled 10/23/14. Poured a cloudy orange-amber color with 1/2inch of light tan head that dissipated quickly to a cap, which then hung around for a while, and left very good lacing.

The aroma was a bit juxtaposed, yeast and hops up front, with malts and spice in the back. It worked the same on the palate, a hit of bright hops upfront, along with some tangy yeast, then some malts through the middle, with a kick of spiciness at the back. There was a slight bit of an alcohol bite at the finish as well.

The body was just a bit fuller than medium, but the combination of spice and alcohol on the finish grew a bit harsh as I drank my way through the bottle. Overall, a pretty good beer, reminiscent of a slightly bolder Celebration. Certainly worth trying if you see it, and, if you're setting up a trade with some one in DMs territory, worth asking for as a throw in.

Photo of MikeDAdams
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of RJLarse
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

I bought two bottles of Double Mountain Fa La La La La in a bottle shop, poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a dirty copper/gold color, chill haze, with a one finger creamy white head. Stinky foam clings to the glass.

Smell is a mild citrus aroma with some caramel candy fragrances along side.

Taste is hoppier than I expected for the style, but the pine and citrus flavors are well balanced against a big malt presence.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly cloying, with a wet and bitter finish.

Overall a very nice brew. The notion of "Winter Ale" can be so subjective, but this is a good one.

Photo of Rustallion
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Quafftastic
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of bumchilly25
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Reidrover
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml from Lifesource Natural Grocers in Salem OR $4.99 Pours a burnt darker orange colour with an impressive thick and creamy off white head. Spicy,resinous hop aromas mainly backed up by thick toffee malts. Taste is way more spicy hoppy goodness than the aroma suggested. Crystal malts come a clear second. Very hoppy beer. Nice mouth feel and excellent after taste of spicy/resinous hops, Very nice winter beer but maybe really an IPA..new style Winter IPA!

Photo of RHVC59
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of KlayWey
2.16/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of GabeBoise
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of DaveRinn
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Picked up tonight at the COOP for about $5ish... Poured into my Elysian goblet... 2 finger khaki head dies pretty quickly atop a slightly hazed orange brew... big toasty malts punctuated by plenty of pithy citrus hops.. Good bitterness on the finish helps cut through the big toasty/biscuity maltiness... good drinkability.

3.75/3.5/3.5/3.75/3.5

Photo of ColdBassHonkey
4/5  rDev +4.2%

This is probably my favorite winter warmer in my area besides Jubleale and Vinter Varmer. I'm a local in Hood River, so I'm biased, but it really is a quality beer. Full bodied, balanced with a great malt profile for a winter seasonal.

Photo of PotlandOR
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of LampertLand
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Double Mtn. Brewery 'Fa La La La La' @ 7.5% , served from a 500 ml bottle purchased for $6

A-pour is gold from the bottle to clear amber in the glass with a big frothey white head which is leaving a spotty lace along the pint

S-smells like a lot of pine resin

T-crisp & clean for a big winter beer

MF-ok/good carbonation , nice big full body , slight dryness on the palate

Ov-ok beer

prost LampertLand

Photo of 20mmf17
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of flagmantho
3.34/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich amber hue with no haze and a strong effervescence. Head is two thick fingers of frothy tan foam. Quite attractive indeed!

Smell: sweet and caramelly malt aroma -- indeed, almost too sweet. There's a light spicing of cinnamon and perhaps anise that is good, but overall it's a bit on the over-sweet side.

Taste: sweet, biscuity, bready, caramelly and a little bit spicy. Kind of like a high-ABV amber ale with some wintry spicing. Not objectively bad, I suppose, but far enough out of my wheelhouse that I'm really not too interested.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: I don't want to savage this beer, but an over-sweet, biscuity amber, with just a hint of winter spices, really does not do the trick for me.

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Fa La La La La from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
86 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.